We offer the Community Development Infrastructure Program (CDIP) grant to neighbourhood associations and communities of interest to address issues they have found in their communities.

On this page:

  1. About the grant program
  2. Eligible groups
  3. Apply for a grant

About the grant program

Our goal for the CDIP grant is to strengthen neighbourhood cohesion and stability.

We offer grants of up to $10,000 on a one-time basis as seed money for community development projects. Your project must be self-sustaining or completed when the grant runs out.

We encourage applicants to look for equity contributions and partnerships.

Eligible groups

You are eligible to apply for the CDIP grant if your group falls into one of these categories:

  • neighbourhood association
  • community of interest

A community of interest is a group who has identified common concerns that impact a geographic area of the city.

To be eligible for the CDIP grant, your group must have an organizational structure in place to initiate and follow through on projects and account for finances.

Apply for a grant

To apply for the CDIP grant, you must submit a proposal that should include the following:

  • issue identification
  • organizational structure of the association or community of interest
  • key contact names
  • program, project or event description
  • implementation plan and schedule
  • budget

Please send the proposal by:

Community Development Infrastructure Program
City of Kitchener
PO Box 1118
200 King Street West
Kitchener, ON
N2G 4G7